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Lake Ontario, where Tim took his eye-catching pictures, is the smallest of the five Great Lakes (Tim Corbin).

Pictures of the week: From a dramatic eruption at Mount Etna to giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Here's our pick of the pictures from around the world this week

  • No Strictly Come Dancing star will be knocked out partway through final in revamp of format 
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    The Telegraph

    No Strictly Come Dancing star will be knocked out partway through final in revamp of format 

    No Strictly Come Dancing star will be knocked out partway through final in revamp of format 

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    Sky News

    Woman dies after being hit by four vehicles - and none of the drivers stop at the scene

    The female pedestrian, who is believed to be aged in her late 20s to early 30s, was struck by an HGV as she walked over a pedestrian crossing on Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, south London. None of the drivers stopped at the scene and officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 6.50am on Monday. Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton said: "I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us.

  • The Irish border and the revenge of Game Theory
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    Politics.co.uk

    The Irish border and the revenge of Game Theory

    No matter what form of words has been agreed to enable talks to move on, I show below why, when push comes to shove, we are likely to end up with some kind of hard(ish) border in Ireland. In the previous game, I characterised the two ‘players’ as the UK and the EU.  Now let’s forget the EU for a second and imagine that the two players are the UK and the Republic of Ireland. For the UK this means that the government would accept the DUP’s position that there must be no regulatory divergence between Northern Ireland and the UK with the result that there must be some kind of hard(ish) border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

  • New York subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'was inspired by Isil Christmas attacks'
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    The Telegraph

    New York subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'was inspired by Isil Christmas attacks'

    New York subway bomb: Bangladeshi suspect 'was inspired by Isil Christmas attacks'

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    Sky News

    Tearful Jimmy Kimmel returns with son in his arms after boy's second heart surgery

    US talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had tears in his eyes as he held his baby son in front of the cameras and made a passionate plea over children's healthcare. Kimmel was returning to his late-night show after taking a week off for the boy's second heart surgery. Kimmel's son, Billy, had surgery soon after he was born in April and the eight-month-old had another operation last week.

  • The End of the NFL? Latest Sexual Harassment Scandal Is One the League Cannot Ignore
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    Newsweek

    The End of the NFL? Latest Sexual Harassment Scandal Is One the League Cannot Ignore

    At this point, the list of NFL scandals is longer than the list of injured players. The NFL Network suspended high-profile personalities Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor. The lawsuit claimed they—and others who formerly worked at the station—engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct toward Jami Cantor, a wardrobe stylist who worked at the network for nearly a decade.

  • No-spoiler review: Star Wars has changed forever
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    Sky News

    No-spoiler review: Star Wars has changed forever

    A long time ago, I gave up on Star Wars. Since the Star Wars franchise was reinvented nearly two decades ago, it has been plagued by cliches and bad characters. When JJ Abrams was brought in to reboot the franchise with The Force Awakens, he promised to introduce a new generation of rebels, Sith and Jedi.

  • Katie Price breaks down in TEARS on Loose Women
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    Katie Price breaks down in TEARS on Loose Women

    She was taken off air after talking about her mum who has the same condition which has killed Keith Chegwin

  • Deadly blast at Austrian pipeline hub slashes gas flow to Italy
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    Reuters

    Deadly blast at Austrian pipeline hub slashes gas flow to Italy

    VIENNA/MILAN (Reuters) - An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday killed one person and injured 21 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off for most of the day. The Baumgarten site in eastern Austria, near Slovakia, is a major regional transfer node, taking natural gas from as far away as Russia and pumping it towards neighbours including Germany and Italy, Baumgarten's biggest recipient. News of the blast sent gas prices in Europe soaring on fears it would restrict supply as winter sets in.

  • Satellite ‎group Avanti takes flight with $550m debt overhaul
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    Sky News

    Satellite ‎group Avanti takes flight with $550m debt overhaul

    The London-listed satellite company Avanti Communications (LSE: AVN.L - news) will take a big step towards shrinking its mammoth debts on Wednesday when it unveils plans to hand bondholders a $550m equity stake. The deal will see hedge funds such as Mast Capital Management and Solus ‎Alternative Asset Management becoming bigger shareholders in the AIM-listed company. Crucially, it will also slash the interest bill payable by Avanti by tens of millions of dollars annually, ‎freeing up capital to invest in the business, one fund close to the company said.

  • Tillerson seeks to ease scepticism about U.S. State Dept reorganization
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    Reuters

    Tillerson seeks to ease scepticism about U.S. State Dept reorganization

    Rex Tillerson, dogged by media speculation about how long he will last as U.S. secretary of state, tried on Tuesday to ease scepticism among staff about his leadership and planned State Department reorganization. During a town hall meeting at the State Department, the chief U.S. diplomat laid out steps such as merging agency email lists, allowing more telecommuting for employees and partially easing a hiring freeze as part of his effort to win over workers unhappy about previously announced plans to reduce staff and to carry out the White House's proposed 30 percent budget cuts.

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    Sky News

    Triple death Salford house fire was 'targeted' attack, police say

    Police investigating a house fire that killed three children in Salford believe the attack was targeted. Greater Manchester Police made the announcement after viewing CCTV footage taken from the area near the blaze, which also left a three-year-old girl and her mother fighting for their lives. Due to the previous interaction with the family, the force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

  • Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire
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    Reuters

    Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

    An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. The Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near the community of Ojai, has since travelled 27 miles (43 km) to become the fifth-largest blaze in state history. It has blackened more than 366 square miles (948 square kilometres) in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, an area larger than New York City.

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG)
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    Business Insider UK

    10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, GOOG)

    Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Apple confirmed its pending acquisition of British music recognition startup Shazam. A spokesman said Shazam would combine with Apple Music.

  • Wet wipes make up 93% of matter causing UK sewer blockages
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    The Guardian

    Wet wipes make up 93% of matter causing UK sewer blockages

    ‘Most still people don’t know that baby wipes contain plastic’: a Thames Water supervisor unblocks a sewer in central London. Baby wipes are causing hundreds of thousands of blockages in the UK sewer system and costing the country £100m every year, according to a new report. The study from Water UK, the trade body representing all of the main water and sewerage companies in the country, found that wipes made up about 93% of the material causing the sewer blockages.

  • Danny Boyle and Banksy stage ‘alternative nativity’
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    PA Entertainment

    Danny Boyle and Banksy stage ‘alternative nativity’

    Slumdog Millionaire director Boyle travelled to Bethlehem to make the film.

  • The Cure to headline BST Hyde Park festival in 2018
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    The Independent

    The Cure to headline BST Hyde Park festival in 2018

    The Cure have been announced as the next headliners for BST festival in 2018. The iconic band - who will celebrate their 40th anniversary at the London show - join a lineup which currently features fellow headliners Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton and Michael Buble. The Cure will be joined by special guests Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive and The Twilight Sad.

  • Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says 'dream' of her being home by Christmas 'is still on'
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    The Telegraph

    Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says 'dream' of her being home by Christmas 'is still on'

    Husband of jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says 'dream' of her being home by Christmas 'is still on'

  • Passengers being 'misled' by rail firms selling tickets for trains that will not run
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    Sky News

    Passengers being 'misled' by rail firms selling tickets for trains that will not run

    Train passengers are being "misled" by rail companies that are selling tickets for services that will not be running or will be disrupted by engineering works. Research by Transport Focus found travellers were also denied the chance to buy cheap tickets for the Christmas break. Six rail firms failed to offer a full range of advance purchase tickets 12 weeks before Christmas when the timetables should have been first released, according to the passenger watchdog.

  • BlackRock exec on bitcoin: 'We are seeing bubble-like valuations'
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    Business Insider UK

    BlackRock exec on bitcoin: 'We are seeing bubble-like valuations'

    BlackRock has become the latest financial services company to express caution over bitcoin. Bloomberg reported that Belinda Boa, BlackRock’s head of active investments for Asia-Pacific, told reporters: "We are seeing sort of bubble-like valuations. Several banks such as JPMorgan and Citi have said they will not clear bitcoin futures contracts for clients, at least initially.

  • Charles Jenkins, US soldier who defected to North Korea, dies aged 77
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    The Guardian

    Charles Jenkins, US soldier who defected to North Korea, dies aged 77

    Charles Jenkins, a US soldier who defected to North Korea and later married a Japanese victim of the regime’s cold war abductions, has died in Japan aged 77. Jenkins, a native of North Carolina, became an unlikely celebrity in Japan after his wife, Hitomi Soga, was freed by North Korea in 2002 and returned to her native country.

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    Business Insider UK

    Rolls-Royce creates cross-business data unit to drive efficiency

    Rolls-Royce has created a data unit, named R2 Data Labs, that uses analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve efficiency across its civil and defense aerospace, marine, nuclear and power systems businesses. Chief digital officer Neil Crockett said the model would deliver a "step change" in the capability of the British company's data services and would enable it to work more closely with its customers. "R2 Data Labs will tap into expertise from across a wide data and analytics supply chain, building a diverse community of data innovators: including OEM partners, niche start-ups, academics, and a broad range of other trusted third-parties," he said on Tuesday.

  • Michael Gove says Brexit means higher animal welfare standards as he drafts bill enshrining animal sentience into UK law
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    The Telegraph

    Michael Gove says Brexit means higher animal welfare standards as he drafts bill enshrining animal sentience into UK law

    Michael Gove says Brexit means higher animal welfare standards as he drafts bill enshrining animal sentience into UK law

  • France's AXA to step up investments in green projects to $11 billion by 2020
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    Business Insider UK

    France's AXA to step up investments in green projects to $11 billion by 2020

    French insurer AXA announced on Tuesday it would quadruple its investments in environmentally-friendly projects by 2020 to 9 billion euros ($10.60 billion) and disinvest further from the coal industry. "In 2015 AXA committed to reach 3 billion euros in green investments by 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a climate summit this week where he will press rich countries to increase financing for dealing with climate change and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming.

  • Leicester Square to be 'rebranded' in bid to smarten up its image
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    Evening Standard

    Leicester Square to be 'rebranded' in bid to smarten up its image

    West End bosses are planning a fresh campaign to smarten up the image of Leicester Square after research revealed “lingering perceptions” that it is a scruffy and rowdy area. Leicester Square, which attracts 250,000 visitors a day hosts up to 50 movie premieres a year, last had a major makeover in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. “The days when it was an area of big nightclubs has gone now, but people who have not been back to Leicester Square for some time do have these lingering perceptions and we realise we still have a lot of work to do to change that.

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